IT IS HIGH TIME

"If ever there was a time for we who profess faith in Christ, who are by His own pronouncement "the salt of the earth, the light of the world, a city set on a hill" - if ever there was a time to let our light so shine before men that they may see our good works and glorify our Father in heaven, it is now. If ever there was a time to do all things without murmuring and disputing, so that we might be blameless and harmless, the sons of God without rebuke in the midst of a wicked and perverse generation, it is now.

If ever there was a time for the redeemed of the Lord to say so, it is now. If ever there was a time to stir up the gift that is in us, no longer ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor drawing back for fear of rejection and ridicule, it is now. If ever there was a time to hold fast the pattern of sound words, standing in the grace of Christ and enduring hardships as good soldiers, it is now.

If ever there was a time to shun profane and vain babbling's, and to flee youthful lusts, it is now. If ever there was a time for diligence in presenting our case for Christ with dignity, it is now. If ever there was a time for private piety to become public virtue, it is now."copied (I wish I knew the author, so I could give credit)

Rom 13:11 And that , knowing the time , that now it is high time to awake out of sleep : for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.

TIME....The measured or measurable period during which an action, process, or condition exists or continues;

The fact is......we do not know when our time on earth will end. More importantly we do not know when the Saviour will return for His children. Yet, we let such unimportant things take the place in our life that belongs to Him alone.

TIME, is precious, I am sure if you have any age on you at all, by now you know as the Bible puts it.....Jam 4:14 Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow . For what is your life ? It is even a vapour , that appeareth for a little time , and then vanisheth away .

It matters not how much money we have, how much power we hold over any man, how much knowledge we possess, no matter the beauty we may think is ours, The fame that can be attained, or the place in society that we hold, one day all these things will pass away.

1Pe 1:24 For all flesh is as grass , and all the glory of man as the flower of grass . The grass withereth , and the flower thereof falleth away:

All of us have an appointment with death and it is one thing that WILL NOT be put off. Hbr 9:27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die , but 1 after this the judgment:

We do not know how many ticks of the clock we have left. We better use the time God has given us wisely. For one day......Rom 14:11 For it is written , As I live , saith the Lord , every knee shall bow to me , and every tongue shall confess to God . CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART

2 comments:

Curly Girl said...

It is also "high time" that those who name the Name of Christ present themselves honestly, in word and in deed, and do not parade around deceitfully. No man knows the heart of another, but God sees directly in to our motives. Lest we forget: "But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgement. For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned." (Matthew 12:36,37 KJV only) Thank you.

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

What a great blessing to know that one day all will stand before the Lord God and He will judge the hearts of men. He knows all who lie and those who pretend and those who have pure hearts. So, I agree with the passage in Matthew 12:36, 37 with my whole heart, yes, thank God, He sees even the motives and intents of our hearts. Thank God that we have such a great and good Lord God. thank you for your comment.